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Diesel fuel
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For years we’ve bemoaned on these pages the lack of initiative of automobile manufacturers in bringing the same diesel-engine efficiency to the United States that exists in Europe, where mid-size cars often get close to 50 miles to the gallon while getting more than adequate power and a lack of the bothersome noise that the first generation of American auto diesels produced. All that’s changing. Researchers and auto experts are saying the percentage of diesels sold in the U.S. will rise rapidly in the next few years.